Have you ever questioned yourself about the importance of artists and their experiences in the way we perceive their art?
When you hear a song from your youth on the radio that you haven’t heard in a long time, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the person who wrote it and the stories he/she may have shared about the song, or your own stories and emotions at that point in time when you first heard it?
“The Artist is Irrelevant” was born out of the idea that any song - or any piece of art, for that matter - is an empty vessel until the moment it reaches someone’s ears and heart. It is only when someone listens to the music and projects his/her own joys and frustrations into it, that it gains substance and meaning. From that moment on, it no longer belongs to the author and takes a life of its own, as it becomes an integral part of the listener's memories from that moment. In that sense, the artist or any explanation about the music is completely irrelevant: it can mean whatever you want it to mean, there is no right or wrong interpretation. Ultimately, all that matters is the emotional connection that the listener will create (or not) with the songs.
This is why this artist will remain anonymous but the music will be available for free for anyone who wants to listen. Hopefully, it might become the soundtrack to your memories for this point in time.
released January 24, 2020
All songs written and performed by The Artist is Irrelevant, except vocals on "Gizmo" by Noiserv.
Recorded at home between 2017-2018. Produced, mixed and mastered by Noiserv & The Artist is Irrelevant between April-October 2019.
Artwork by Ana Fialho.